Scavengers New Single: Catch Me If You Can Release: 11th November 2019
Hailing from Cardiff, Scavengers are a four-piece rock outfit. Since the release of their debut single “Bodysnatcher” just over a year ago, they developed a good fanbase in their local scene, and at the same time they were creating more music and performing a select number of gigs. Meanwhile, with a help of the internet, they have already gained some new fans worldwide.
“Catch Me If You Can” is their first release since their acclaimed single “Deadlock” which was released 9 months ago. The song carries an appealing uptempo beat which features driving riffs and a catchy chorus. In a way, it is classic rock’n’roll but with a unique energy which they express assertively. Their lyrics always contain something that you can relate to in one way or another. “Catch Me If You Can” is powerful enough to get your attention. Over all, with their spirit and attitude, the quartet demonstrate once again how enjoyable rock’n’roll can be.
The lead vocalist and front-man, Merek talks of the track, “Catch Me If You Can is a song about feeling lost and overwhelmed, and then subsequently feeling scared about all the possibilities. This was actually the first song I wrote for Scavengers and addresses my fears of starting up a whole new project. I’ve been sat on this title since 2015, and only in 2017 when I started work on Scavengers did it feel right to finally use it – it’s a line from Mayday Parade’s ‘If You Can’t Live Without Me, Why Aren’t You Dead Yet?’; and it’s no secret to those who know me that Mayday Parade are one of my favourite bands, so it’s nice to get a little reference to them in my work.”
He also says “For a song about being afraid to put myself out there, I’m grateful to be releasing it a year into the band’s existence knowing that we’re doing alright for ourselves. The lyric ‘the poster boy for what not to do’ is me saying that I know I’m not like everyone else and that I feel like I’m doing everything wrong; but a year later, whether I’m doing everything wrong or not, we’re playing shows, and making friends, and people are caring about and supporting us, and I couldn’t ask for anything more than that.”
Marek Ball – Vocals
Nicky-Rhys Hughes – Bass
James O’Neill – Guitar
Daniel Powell – Drums
You might like to check our previous article about Scavengers: Scavengers – Deadlock
Catch Me If You Can – lyrics
Maybe in another life, I could live to see things through
But for now I’m stuck in limbo with no plans to start anew
I’m wasting daylight, wasting breath; upholding outdated shibboleths and I-
Can’t say I can see the point.
Catch me if you can, I think I’m falling
Catch me if you can, I think I’ve lost my way
Catch me if you can, I think I’m falling down
Catch me if you can.
The poster boy for what not to do in a world of excessive attitude,
It’s a ruse I refuse to put stock in at all ’cause a house built on lies is destined to fall,
Hypocrisy always runs deep, and I’m finding the learning curve steep,
Because to play the game I’ve gotta dive head-first but I’m scared to drown in my sleep so darling,